Diamonds Doily: Easy Crochet Doily Pattern

Last Updated on July 11, 2024

The Diamonds Doily crochet pattern is one of my very first designs. I wanted to create an easy crochet doily pattern with a geometric theme.
Using the filet crochet technique, this crochet doily pattern is a great crochet pattern for beginners, but also experienced crocheters will enjoy making it!

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What Can You Do With a Doily?

The main purpose of a crochet doily is for decoration, lay it down as a centerpiece on your table, or on the top of your dresser. I like to use my doily as a placemat for the teapot, so the table won’t get stained by the tea drops.
Another option that is more modern, you can attach your doily to a wooden hoop and make a boho-chic dream catcher!


Why is a Doily Called a Doily?

A little of a doily history moment!
The doily is going way back to the 17th century. The doilies were made with a merchandise cotton thread by Victorian women and were used when setting the table for serving food. 

According to vocabulary.com

The word doily comes from Doiley, the last name of a well-known London dry goods dealer in the 17th century. Originally, the word was an adjective describing suits or fabric, and later, from doily-napkin came the doily we know today

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/doily
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About the Crochet Diamonds Pattern Series

The Diamonds series is a set of three home decor patterns, made with these lovely diamond shapes using the filet crochet method.
Along with the Diamonds coasters, you can find in this series also the:
Diamond Coasters
Paved Diamonds Rug
These 3 patterns are also available in an eBook for a discounted price. You can find it in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.  

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You can find the ad-free PDF pattern with the full photo-tutorial at one of my shops below: 

How to Crochet a Doily – Free Pattern

Skill level – easy

Materials
Crochet hook D / 3mm – (I love the Tulip Etimo and Clover Hooks)
Fingering (#1) weight cotton yarn
Total amount needed: 300 yards (274 m)

Finished Size 17” (44 cm) diameter

Abbreviations (US)

ss – Slip stitch
ch – Chain
sc – Single crochet
dc – Double crochet
tr – Treble
dc2tog – Double crochet 2 together

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Diamonds Doily – Easy Crochet Doily Pattern


Make a magic ring
Round 1:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc into ring, ss to top of ch3, pull tight (12)

Round 2:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in same st. 2 dc in each st all around. ss to top of first dc (not ch3) (24)

Round 3:
Ch4 (counts as first tr), 1tr in same st. *2tr in same st all around, ss to top of first tr (48)

Round 4:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in next st, ch2, skip next st. *1dc in next 2 sts, ch2, skip next st; repeat 14 more times, ss to top ch3. (32 dc + 32 ch)

Round 5:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in next dc, ch2 (skip ch2), 2dc in next 2 dc, ch2 (skip ch2).
* 1dc in next 2 dc, ch2 (skip ch2), 2dc in next 2 dc, ch2 (skip ch2); repeat 6 more times, ss to top of ch3. (48 dc + 32 ch)

Round 6:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in next dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2.
* 1dc in next 2 dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3. (64 dc + 32 ch)

Round 7:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in next dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2.
* 1dc in next 2 dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3 (80 dc + 32 ch)

Round 8:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in next dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 6 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2.
* 1dc in next 2 dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 6 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3 (96 dc + 32 ch)

Round 9:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in next dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 8 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2.
* 1dc in next 2 dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 8 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3. (112 dc + 32 ch)

Round 10:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in next dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 10 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2.
* 1dc in next 2 dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 10 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3. (128 dc + 32 ch)

Round 11:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in same st, 2dc in next dc, ch2, 1dc in next 14 dc, ch2.
* 2dc in next 2 dc, ch2, 1dc in next 14 dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3. (144 dc + 32 ch)

Round 12:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in same st, ch1, 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2.
* 2dc in next dc, ch1, 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 10 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3. (128 dc + 16 dc2tog + 48 ch)

Round 13:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in same st, 2dc in next dc, ch1 (skip ch1 gap), 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1 (skip ch1 gap), 2dc in next 2 dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 8 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2.
* 2dc in next 2 dc, ch1 (skip ch1 gap), 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1 (skip ch1 gap), 2dc in next 2 dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 8 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3. (144 dc + 16 dc2tog + 48 ch)

Round 14:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in same st, 1dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch1, 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2.
* 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch1, 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3, (160 dc + 16 dc2tog + 48 ch)

Round 15:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in same st, 1dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch1, 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2.
* 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch1, 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3, (176 dc + 16 dc2tog + 48 ch)

Round 16:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in same st, 1dc in next 6 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch1, 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 6 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2.
* 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 6 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch1, 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 6 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3, (192 dc + 16 dc2tog + 48 ch)

Round 17:
Ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in same st, 1dc in next 8 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch1, 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 8 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 4 dc (dc2tog twice), ch2.
* 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 8 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch1, 1dc in next 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 8 dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in next 4 dc, ch2; repeat 6 more times. ss to top of ch3, (208 dc + 16 dc2tog + 48 ch)

Round 18:
Ch2, 1 dc in next dc (counts as first dc2tog), 1dc in next 8 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch1, 1dc in next dc, ch3, 1dc in next dc, ch1.
* dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 8 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch1, 1dc in next dc, ch3, 1dc in next dc, ch1; repeat 14 more times. ss to top of first dc (not ch2) (160 dc + 32 dc2tog + 80 ch)

Round 19:
Ch2, 1 dc in next dc (counts as first dc2tog), 1dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch1, [3dc, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 3dc] in ch3 (gap), ch1.
* dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch1, [3dc, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 3dc] in ch3 (gap), ch1; repeat 14 more times. ss to top of first dc (not ch2) (192 dc + 32 dc2tog + 16tr + 64 ch)

Round 20:
Ch2, 1dc in next dc (counts as first dc2tog), 1dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2 (skip ch1+dc), 1dc in next dc, ch1, skip dc, 1dc in ch1 (gap), ch4, 1dc in ch1 (gap- skip tr), ch1, skip dc, 1dc in next dc, ch2 (skip dc+ch1).
* dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch2 (skip ch1+dc), 1dc in next dc, ch1, skip dc, 1dc in ch1 (gap), ch4, 1dc in ch1 (gap- skip tr), ch1, skip dc, 1dc in next dc, ch2 (skip dc+ch1); repeat 14 more times. ss to top of first dc (not ch2) (128 dc + 32 dc2tog + 160 ch)

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Round 21:
Ch2, 1dc in next dc (counts as first dc2tog), 1dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch1, 1dc in ch2 (gap), 1dc in next dc, 1dc in next ch1 (gap), 1dc in next dc, [2dc, ch3, 2 dc] in ch4 (gap), 1dc in next dc, 1dc in next ch1 (gap), 1dc in next dc, 1dc in ch2 (gap), ch1.
* dc2tog in next 2 dc, 1dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch1, 1dc in ch2 (gap), 1dc in next dc, 1dc in next ch1 (gap), 1dc in next dc, [2dc, ch3, 2 dc] in ch4 (gap), 1dc in next dc, 1dc in next ch1 (gap), 1dc in next dc, 1dc in ch2 (gap), ch1; repeat 14 more times. ss to top of first dc (not ch2) (224 dc + 32 dc2tog + 80 ch)

Round 22:
Ch2, 1 dc in next dc (counts as first dc2tog), dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch1, (1dc in next dc, ch1, skip dc)x3, [1dc, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 1dc] in ch3 (gap), (ch1, skip dc, 1dc in next dc)x3, ch1.
* dc2tog in next 4 dc, ch1, (1dc in next dc, ch1, skip dc)x3, [1dc, ch1, 1tr, ch1, 1dc] in ch3 (gap), (ch1, skip dc, 1dc in next dc)x3, ch1; repeat 14 more times. ss to top of first dc (not ch2) (128 dc + 16 tr + 32 dc2tog + 160 ch)

Round 23:
Ch2, 1 dc in next dc (counts as first dc2tog), ch1, (1dc in next dc, 1dc in ch1)x3, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch1 (gap), ch1, 1dc in next tr, ch3, ss in previous dc, ch1, 2dc in next ch1 (gap), 1dc in next dc, (1dc in ch1, 1dc in next dc)x3, ch1.
* dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch1, (1dc in next dc, 1dc in ch1)x3, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch1 (gap), ch1, 1dc in next tr, ch3, ss in previous dc, ch1, 2dc in next ch1 (gap), 1dc in next dc, (1dc in ch1, 1dc in next dc)x3, ch1; repeat 14 more times. ss to top of first dc (not ch2) and fasten off. (304 dc + 16 dc2tog + 64 ch)



Crochet Doily FAQs


How Do You Crochet a Simple Doily (Are Doilies Hard to Make)?

While all doilies are worked in the round, it depends on the pattern itself. The basic doily patterns are using mainly double crochet and chains with the filet crochet method to form various shapes, from simple to more advanced constructions.
You can also find more modern doily patterns that use more textured stitches to create 3-dimensional construction.
The Diamonds Doily pattern is an easy crochet doily pattern and can be an excellent fit for a beginner crocheter.

What Kind of Yarn Should You Use for a Doily?

The most recommended type of yarn to use when making a doily is 100% cotton yarn, you can use either Fingering (#1) or Sport (#2) weight yarn for the best stitch definition!
Acrylic yarn is less recommended for home decor items, because it’s less convenient to wash and not recommended when used with high temperatures.


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23 Comments

  1. Fun and easy. Was my first time making a doily. I am sure there are few mistakes but the pattern is forgiving. Ready to take on my second doily!

    1. Thank you Ginny! I’m happy you enjoyed making the doily, I’m sure it looks beautiful!

  2. hi ! this pattern looks beautiful however I am getting stuck in round 7 and not understanding the instructions. could you help?

    1. Hi Shilpa,
      Can you tell me which part of the row you don’t understand?

  3. Oy vey LOL row 23 is killing me!!! Ot should be the easiest 🤪🤪

    1. Is there anyone answering messages on this pattern??

      1. Apologies, your previous comment ended up in my spam folder.

    2. Haha sorry, I somehow missed this comment! What is not clear for you?

      1. I got it, but thank you shop much….! Love it!

    3. I think you are right. Currently on rou d 23…I think I found an error where you DC in tr, ss…should read in last ch. But I figured it out. In retrospect the round is quite simple….lol

  4. Love the pattern! I think round 11 should be 12 dc not 14

    1. Nope,sorry…..did it wrong!

      1. I’m glad you managed to figure it out 🙂

  5. I’ve only been crocheting for a year now and I really want to give this a try. BUT, when I went to the fabric shop and asked for cotton “fingering weight” or #1 weight yarn, they looked at me like I was nuts. And they said they didn’t know of anything like that. So…could you please share what kind of yarn (brand/color/etc) you used and exactly what you mean by “fingering weight and #1 weight yarn? So I can enlighten both myself and the workers at the local fabric/yarn shop. 😉 Thanks!

    1. Hi, I’m sorry to hear you got back empty-handed!
      I’m not sure why they weren’t able to help you in the store, a yarn weight is a universal term, although the #1 Fingering weight is also called 4-ply in the UK and Australia. I like to use this yarn weight table on Ravelry. And you can read all about yarn weight, on the Craft Yarn Council website.

      If you want to check online options, or see if your store has these yarns LoveCrafts has a lot of #1 cotton yarn.

  6. Good night is this pattern USA or Uk crochet stitches!
    Thanks

    1. Hello Evadne,
      This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

  7. Hi, I’m not sure if I’m reading it wrong. But on round 23, I think it’s supposed to go like this based off of the photos:
    Ch2, 1 dc in next dc (counts as first dc2tog), ch1, [1dc in next dc, 1dc in ch1(gap)]x3, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch1 (gap), ch3, 1dc in next tr, 2dc in next ch1 (gap), 1dc in next dc, [1dc in ch1(gap), 1dc in next dc]x3, ch1.
    * dc2tog in next 2 dc, ch1, [1dc in next dc, 1dc in ch1(gap)]x3, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch1 (gap), ch3, 1dc in next tr, 2dc in next ch1 (gap), 1dc in next dc, [1dc in ch1(gap), 1dc in next dc]x3, ch1; repeat 14 more times. ss to top of first dc (not ch2) and fasten off. (304 dc + 16 dc2tog + 80 ch)

    I hope I don’t come off as rude. I just wanted to point out how the last round can be confusing.

    1. Hi Vinnie,

      I’m not sure if I understand correctly, but if I got it right, do you think the ch3 should be before the dc that is worked into the tr stitch?

      The ch3 is worked after you crochet a dc into the tr stitch, and then you slip stitch to the top of the last dc you worked, to create this kind of modified Picot stitch (as you can see in the photo).
      Let me know if that what was confusing for you.

      1. I’m not the OP but that cleared it up for me because the way it was written was as if you meant the dc after the tr. maybe write ss in previous dc ? Or dc in tr st?

        1. Ss in previous dc does make more sense.
          Thanks for the suggestion, Laurie!

  8. Hi I have just pulled out rows 12 and 13 because it’s not working out everything is right after row 11 but I follow the pattern but when it says to dc in next 10 I have 8 left can you help me

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